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Kanchanaburi 'Beach'


Sun, sea and sand. Well without the sea. This is not really a beach, Kanchanaburi is inland, well away from the sea! This sea-side scene is next to a wide part of the Mae Klong river, on the road just before Kanchanaburi. I spotted a lake on the map, and a little bit of exploring revealed the locals have a seaside-style resort here.

As a tourist you do the highlights, for Kanchanaburi, that's Bridge over the River Kwai, Damnoen Saduak floating market, with perhaps a stop-over at the Tiger Temple. But I'm determined to find less explored sites and this river doesn't even rate a mention on tourist map.


Umbrellas, for shade, sand, kayaks and rubber rings for the children to play and plenty of seafood, fried fish and other Thai dishes to eat. The only thing missing is the salt in the water! But that's not necessarily a bad thing.


Over in the distance on a hill I spied a pagoda, there's a temple or something across the lake. Chatting to the beach visitors, they tell me there is a road across the lake, and I can simply drive around to see it. I hope its not a long hike up a hill. All this peddling has made me tired.

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